Category Archives: space

NASA and SpaceX’s Growing Relationship Points to More Than Its Latest IMAP Mission. NASA has just picked SpaceX for the launch of the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission and four secondary payloads. The Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket will leave Cape Canaveral in October 2024 and has a total estimated cost of $109.4 million.

NASA Awards Intuitive Machines Millions to Excavate and Research Water on the Moon. Intuitive Machines of Houston has just won a NASA award of almost $47 million to deliver mining equipment to the Moon by December 2022. The mission, named PRIME-1, includes a drill and a mass spectrometer that will help the agency search for and collect ice within the deep terrain of the moon’s South Pole.